tv [untitled] April 17, 2011 6:00pm-6:30pm EDT
the week's top stories here on r.g.p. and attack on the metro system in the belorussian capital minks minsk kills thirteen injures over two hundred. poisonous intervention laitos accused of endangering civilians in libya by using depleted uranium shells against gadhafi forces. the man behind an extremist web page that promotes terrorism against russia goes on trial in finland for smuggling jet streams into the country but not for his the ford of moscow's most wanted. so it's been fifteen years since this week since a good man first head of the stars you're against momentous light was celebrated
both on earth and in order. to broadcasting live from moscow this is r.t. bringing you the top news from around the world our top story this week a metro bomb blast in the belorussian capital minsk kills thirteen people more than two hundred others were injured in the monday evening rush hour attack authorities have detained a five people in connection with the explosion including a man accused of placing a block bomb on the platform no one has claimed responsibility for the attack and there are no clear motives or husic up you know but children filed this report that says five forty nine pm means condor grant a man steps on the platform of a crowded metro station sees have it back on the floor and walks away for several minutes you can see him cold blooded waiting for the right moment trains going in
both directions make a stop doors open. i started to scream asking how i was bleeding have any amount into my mind. hard to be outside into the fresh air that tied up my leg and didn't leave me until the ambulance arrived. that a man and woman might be unaware they saved not only irina but the life of your unborn child as well. on the day i was going to the city center to buy vitamins it's terrible but i believe i got over not really there were people without armies of missing legs and hands i'm six months pregnant when my thoughts were about the baby. by insisting to rina huddled to protect your belly she was lucky people sportage here in the thick smoke and didn't trample here in the panic. the train was full of panicked and then there was this bang and all of
a sudden fire ceiling collapsed lots of people were lying on the platform older stepped over something and then i saw this was a girl's body. lina was at the very epicenter of the blast and one of the few to miraculously survive in her carriage and then despite the panic others gave her helping hands to escape the carnage from the city's busiest metro station this is where the two allies of the music subway intercept and this explains why there was so many commuters cheering this evening rush hour on monday i witnessed a save those harley waters were carried out onto the street from these actions and many of those waters still remain in critical condition in hospitals across the city the news of the attack letter phone systems being flooded with people desperate to contact their loved ones for some delays and getting through the longest moments of their lives. in the pursuit of marx who should call me to say
there was a terrorist attack and then the line broke up when we came to the scene and saw her we were shocked and kept it was all torn apart as if you'd been hit by shotgun pellets almost face hands and clothes were covered in blood. but she was trying to ease our shock you don't cry this is not my blood it here the blood was that of others caught up in the atrocities twelve killed at the scene one more died in hospital as funerals were taking place in minsk and elsewhere people were flocking to the site of the tragedy in their hundreds almost a week after the attack and many are still struggling to come to terms with the human cost of the trust city. a lost lives. it hurts it hurts terribly people need to understand and value every moment of their lives and remember those who died i'm sorry but i can't talk.
if they did a virtue of what archie means delos investigative journalist paul lodge mars says president bush goes regime was the target of the attack. it's quite hard to charge at this point the k.g.b. your books or call it three notions that a group of disaffected people or young extremists or someone with mental illness my suspicion is that it's aimed at president schenker because it's only one hundred meters from these are going to stories and offices and of course he's a very controversial figure in the years ruled the roost for now for the nineteen years these. are many of the elections the last elections in december were contested and i think what we've seen is a rising discontent with these authorities. and while bella ruse reels from the deadly attack extremist views find a safe haven in an unexpected place. finish authorities ignore the promotion of
terrorism under their nose with the country's capital harboring overside which openly supports attacks on russia. italy says it's going to accept tens of thousands of new refugees from unstable arab countries straining a border control laws with limited. pro-government forces in libya have denied claims they are using illegal cluster bombs against the rebels as fighting continues in misrata many question the effectiveness of the un sanctions no fly zone war veterans in the u.s. are also warning of a nato led coalition has been using depleted uranium in it strikes a substance with long term residual effects including transfer and birth mutations you may find at some of the images and damage accounts report disturbing. these libyan men cheer on top of a tank hit by kolisch in four states unaware of the silent killer they could be
breathing in as they celebrate though the western coalition benign is using depleted uranium in bombings in the country others say there is a good chance. weapons with the highly poisonous radioactive element have been used that kind of damage. there's a really good chance it was a dui ground zero i'm about in ninety percent sure there was a dui round that used to anybody who was on it was getting. exposure some who have all the wind blowing. particles are in the air. so all these people in those cars are being exposed and lisa stary served in the u.s. military during the first gulf war in the early ninety nine clearing out battlefield in kuwait back then the u.s. dropped more than three hundred fifty tons of depleted uranium over kuwait and iraq pictures of bombings from libya seen all too familiar and see how others touches of
red that's the burning see how out instead of a cold street and you've got a flare at the bottom that's a do you explosion depleted uranium in military terms is highly efficient relatively cheap and powerful enough to kind of trade the heaviest armor nato flatly denies its use in libya even though the u.i. and human rights commission has called for a ban countries who have refused to sign up include the u.s. the u.k. france and this really the smallest particles of uranium nano particles are the most dangerous ones inhaled they get into the blood and can spread into any organ including the heart brain liver also chronicles penetrate your cell tissue this is when you get all kinds of kinetic mutations and people in iraq for example grieving that contaminated air every day and experts say there is no way to fight it in
fallujah or in iraq where the u.s. dropped thousands of concluded uranium rounds after the two thousand and three invasion a quarter of all babies are born with a range of. horrendous abnormalities higher rates of cancer leukemia and infant mortality have been found here then after the it tomic bombs were dropped on hiroshima nagasaki the u.s. and the british military admitted widespread use of depleted uranium in bombing bosnia in one thousand nine hundred ninety five for a legacy today with cancer and leukemia rates several times higher than normal we've gotten medical confirmation all around pollution iraq but the health effects of the radium earlier and we see it throughout iraq or saudi arabia kuwait afghanistan somalia the balkans and again now we're going to move into a libya dr dog rocky who was a leading specialist in the cleanup after the gulf war says there is no way of
actually decontaminating affected areas if i was given a written memorandum to lie about the health and environmental perching re-emission he himself was exposed to complete your rhenium almost all of the members of his team are now dead some fear that the suffering of those bombed in areas where there will be no western troops will go unnoticed and i think happens in. i suspect just because you missed and don't find it and just saying hey look everybody here they were cancer. patients and so forth i don't think anyone listens to it pleaded you rhenium has a hof life of four and a house billion years hence it's the scription by some as the silent killer that will never stop killing. our t. washington d.c. . nato is determined to continue the enforcement of a no fly zone until colonel gadhafi goes but moscow insists that methods applied by
the alliance of violate the terms of the un mandate artie's sarah further has more on russia's concerns. russian president dmitry medvedev warns at the beginning of the week in libya is a risk to collapse that created russia's position. to be able to a school board that countries need to be seeing in streets accordance with international resolutions that he was speaking in china at a brick summit with the other countries india brazil china of course in south africa. but is a visit to the un resolution must be fulfilled in accordance with the wooding and meaning and not with three interpretations of some states because we voted for a no fly zone to stop the escalation of the conflict so that we could separate the two sides but what we having now is a military operation it may not be on the ground yet but it's certainly going on of a number of countries who are taking part and then nato steps in but the resolution
doesn't say it would have. because they said at the summit the political and diplomatic solutions need to exist and that military intervention killed a result of the situation that heavy weapons and also made him not the best way to do with this now on friday i russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov visiting berlin for a russian a take home for as i get libya on the agenda he reiterated much of what the president had searched again clarified russia's stance making it clear that it's not the resolution itself the problem it's the way it's being implemented is raising funds to. the nato operation in a libya lacks clear goals or leadership leading to chaos speaking earlier this week that's the opinion of patrick hayes a reporter from online political magazine spiked. what we've seen over the last month now is political mayhem where you have countries who are all in this kind of
shabby coalition which is kind of flaking off not really knowing what they're trying to achieve with no real sense of a strategy no real sense of an end game whatsoever the way i would characterize this is more kind of p.r. imperialism these are the kind of the western leaders grandstanding on the international stage for very short term goals they don't really know what they want to achieve but they're doing it for their own personal reasons trying to make themselves look like kind of great international leaders for the first time the general european principle of a travel free zone has been broken this week a train carrying north african immigrants from italy has been a french border italy has been given giving temporary residence permits to many of the roughly twenty six thousand tunisians fleeing the north african route. will honor the italians should paper work only if the migrants prove they can financially support themselves roma called the action illegitimate son european
legislators say the only way to deal with the inflow of refugees is to change your border regulations. minister should have to get it very clear that these people have no future in europe because by giving them just do just the hope of getting a legal permission to stay in he's creating another foot wave so to speak another migration from from libya or from egypt from tunisia who find it a possibility to come to europe reality is really striking here i mean for now ten years my party an equivalence to my part you have been crying out loud against the open borders because it's treated so many problems with illegal migration with with international crime and so on the entire shingle idea has failed and therefore we need to step back into this situation which we had ten years ago where there was actually a national court control because it is for the benefit of the national states for the benefit of the populations of europe. and later this hour we travel to france
were law makers are struggling to deal with a large minority community their muslims are in uproar as the country brings in a ban on traditional veils aimed at improving integration critics say the actual effect is very different also. models like this one will serve as a reminder for future generations of man's first journey into space but for now there are still those who could tell the story of beauty got a name that momentous day from memory adding another layer of color to history. the publisher of a helsinki based website that supports chechen terrorists. stores has gone on trial in finland accused of illegally smuggling chechens into the country or cheese and he said ali hasn't been following the case. he may not look like a supporter of terrorism but torture founded and runs this website center a propaganda mouthpiece for one of the world's most wanted terrorist and declared
by the un to have links with al qaeda don't know mara is responsible for some of russia's most horrific recent terror attacks the moscow metro blast and the dilma dead of airport bombing which in total killed almost eighty people and injured nearly three hundred cycles bilko more of a president transmits messages about those he views as his enemies and carries ads for books about the wife of a mujahideen islamic fighter the situation is that. the standard. and he's associated they are working for the politicization of islam is the be our spring feel of europe they want to make radicals mikail stores or is being prosecuted not for aiding terrorism but for illegally smuggling some one hundred individuals into finland people who he calls freedom fighters the way the local center writes about the situation it's a contaminating the finish. slower and slower writing of the same way.
under what are they writing rewriting of it's a correct to make terrorist attacks this is the company that houses the website located right in the center of how simply meanwhile opponents of islamic extremism or those who speak out against it are being persecuted by finished authorities for allegedly while awaiting minority rights you can morey a finnish pastor was defrocked fired from his ministry with no severance pay and forced to divorce his wife to protect her from tass threats he received these came from joe kumar of himself and said the pastor and his loved ones would have their heads cut off the clerk's church decided he was threatening a legitimate website and criminal cases for inciting racial hatred have been launched more there he says he's trying to make something positive out of losing his job because all the time i have been busy with my work know how to. concentrate
the subject and spread awareness about a site that has ripped his life apart spreading propaganda about a man who has torn apart the lives of thousands and he said now r.t. helsinki as the months countdown towards that russia's presidential election we've got full coverage of the build up for you our three dogs let's take a quick look at what else is there for you right now. this cover how a suspected car thief managed to destroy incriminating evidence while he was being questioned by police. and find out if brussels is putting its faith in a multimillion dollar pipeline that might not be able to deliver any gas to you. this week in france a ban on the burqa became into force the new law prohibits women from wearing a full face veil in public places parties bushell reports on the possible racial precautions. just become
a criminal new french law bans covering your face probably is designed to make muslim women integrate in society but the softly spoken single mom says he's had the opposite effect. my friends have simply stopped going out and all the new rulings made some scared to speak out. not to change the way they dress the move on the morning is what the french republic stands for says this business woman he pledges to pay the hundred fifty euro fine for anyone who continues to wear a veil and is taken with a speed further that also we are seeing france in the european court of human rights it's about freedom of expression. the man was fired as nicolas sarkozy's integration advisor last month of criticizing the president's approach in what he now calls on french muslims as similar to the one forced on jews by the
nazis think. these government should learn how to negotiate opinion polls show record low approval ratings for the french government we think is asians this could lead. to racial tension friday prayers in paris muslims are forced to worship on the streets the government looks the building of basic public prayer rooms more discrimination say worshippers against the muslim population from the scene of the riots in recent years against government policies there are signs of more brewing whether it is a distinct possibility especially when the domestic. decisions and events in foreign decisions and events come together those events have also reached partners in europe blames france is illegal deport ation of roma. we have
moved beyond all have recourse consorting allies and cindy north african graffiti is back to italy in the food international anger and listen here from could no longer lecture regimes like the rural william pixel its own ethnic minorities but critics of forming with the french government over its hardline policies simple point proof of politicians in the ruling huish the party last week quit more expected to do the same in the coming days only bushel party paris. and coming up next hour we've got more on your observer gratian problems this time in the u.k. . why don't we in britain decide ourselves how many people come in every year. we talk to an m.e.p. who says the european union is tying great britain's bands in its attempts to tackle a massive migrant influx. in the headlines at this week was that the russian
presidential race for elections in two thousand and twelve both president medvedev and prime minister vladimir putin have stressed that it is too premature to speak about the race but they also didn't rule out their involvement the president also stressed that the possible differences of opinion between the two are just part of the democratic process. exactly fifty years ago this week yuri gagarin made his history in history when he became the first man to go into space it was a monumental achievement marking the beginning of a new age the age of manned space exploration or at least as are sillier met some of the people who knew the legend in person. i'm feeling all right ready for launch . and i have the honor of taking the cost of a great spacecraft into space first i was very happy to have it was only the beginning april twelve thousand nine hundred sixty one the day you really got in blasted off into space orbited the earth and made history.
a feat celebrated across the globe. it was incredible it was hard to believe that this actually happened the last course my school but for this man it was also the day his name shot to fame he wrote it in as well as paris didn't know where i was serving they only knew our graduation from pilots academy and at the facility was working it was top secret when they heard that you regard being sent into space soon it was me journalist came to our house to interview my parents but they knew nothing i think they could have had a heart attack one of us like this will serve as a reminder for future generations of man's first journey into space but for now there are still those who can sell the story of eureka got it and that momentous day from memory adding another grayer of color to history advocate of scale was a doctor who compared the garden for his first flight she recalls that very day
fifty years ago when. the girl looked more pale than usual he was unsociable and quiet which was not like him and how he would answer by nodding or a short years to all questions sometimes he would start humming some tunes this was a different guy or in would your team up and hunt and i sound yuri everything will be fine and he nodded back with your prisoner with and over as soon as he got in return to worth he was a superstar a hero for his compatriots those who knew him admit they weren't quite sure how to act around him. we are playing volleyball in the garden and a little guy approached us we all moved away embarrassed it was very surprised he said what's up let's play together those who played against him were giving way the government assistance was offended he said was play fair ok. he'd be hard pressed to find someone he knew who got it and has
a bad word to say after all he was chosen not just reusability s. as a cosmonaut but also for his demeanor and signature smile certainly not a bad reputation to be associated with for this you got in this are silly arty. now on to some other stories making headlines from around the world. at least forty people have been killed as a fierce storms and system has swept through several southern u.s. states a state of emergency is in place in north carolina where sixty two tornadoes left a trail of destruction in the most severe weather conditions for more than two decades officials say the death toll is likely to increase as rescue teams search the affected areas the storm touched down in oklahoma first causing flooding as it swept eastward to the atlantic coast. results from finland general elections show rising popularity for the country's nationalist party the
true finns gained almost twenty percent of the vote only beaten by the conservative national coalition party and the social democrats the euro sceptic true fans are strongly objects to finland pledging billions of euros to the euro zone's main bailout fund it only requires one country to refuse to take part in a program to block of the financial aid plan. not a back with a recap of our top stories in just a few moments stay with us right here on our team in central moscow.